A Proactive Mobile Health Application Program for Promoting Self-Care Health Management among Older Adults in the Community: Study Protocol of a Three-Arm Randomized Controlled Trial
Fecha de publicación: 07 de agosto de 2020
Autores: Wong A.K.C., Wong F.K.Y., Chang K.K.P.
Background: The use of mobile health (mHealth) has become common in recent years and is regarded as one of the most effective interventions for developing disease-specific management skills and establishing confidence in making preventive health behavior changes and accomplishing health-related goals among community-dwelling older adults. Most mHealth designs adopt a reactive care approach whereby health care professionals do not respond until they receive abnormal assessment results from the database or a message or signal from the client. The purpose of this study is to determine the effectiveness of a proactive mobile health application program with the support of a community health-social care team for older adults dwelling in the community on improving their self-care health management.